Archive for May, 2006


Commencement Exercises May 28 at Gustavus

On Sunday, May 28, 596 seniors received bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises on Hollingsworth Stadium.

ACT/SAT Will Be Optional For Applicants to Gustavus

Submitting an ACT or SAT score will be optional for students applying to Gustavus Adolphus College. Gustavus is the first Phi Beta Kappa college in Minnesota to do so.

Student Competes in Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest

Andrea Carlile, a Gustavus Adolphus College junior political science major from Chatham, Ill., made it to the semi-final round of the 134th Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest in April at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

NYSP 2006 at Gustavus Adolphus College

Plans are underway for Gustavus Adolphus College to again host the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) from July 10 through July 29, 2006.


Electra Closes Anderson Theatre Season at Gustavus

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance will conclude the Anderson Theatre season with Sophocles' classic tragedy, Electra. Based on a new, contemporary translation by a Gustavus Classics professor, the show opens on May 11 and runs through May 14.

Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Alexander Zupan, a junior at Gustavus Adolphus College from Monona, Wis., has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for his studies in mathematics.

Student Named Phillips Scholar

Nhung Le, a Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore, has been named a Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation Scholar for 2006-08.

Artist Akagawa to Discuss Eco-aesthetics and the Environment

Internationally respected public sculptor Kinji Akagawa will visit Gustavus Adolphus College at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 for a round table discussion, slide presentation of his work, and introduction of his current research topic, "Eco-aesthetics and the Environment," how contemporary art relates to the appreciation of beauty, living, and eco-philosophy.


Gustavus Professor Receives Excellence in Education Award

Barbara Zust, assistant professor of nursing at Gustavus Adolphus College, was presented with the 2006 Award for Excellence in Education by the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International at their conference held April 6 in Portland, Ore.


Annual Gustavus Honors Day Recognizes Student Achievements

On May 6, 2006, Gustavus Adolphus College will host Honors Day, an annual event that recognizes the academic excellence and achievements of students. This year, more than 800 students will be recognized.